methanol methanol  /ˈmɛ θə ˌnɑl/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a light volatile flammable poisonous liquid alcohol; used as an antifreeze and solvent and fuel and as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol

Usage(s):

  1. Trace amounts of methanol exist naturally in many fruits and vegetables, and a tiny amount is released whenever the body digests aspartame.
  2. Though rare, natural-gas or methanol vehicles may be worth $12,000 in tax credits.
  3. Cars would get less mileage from methanol because it burns faster than gasoline.

News

  1. Methanol Industry Prospects in Asia Pacific Discussed in In-Demand GlobalData Report Published at MarketPublishers.com

    The global methanol industry is a highly dynamic industry that has its presence from pole to pole. The Asia Pacific dominates the global methanol demand, with China accounting for about 75% of the region's product demand.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Ascension grants Methanex rebates for new plant - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

    DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - The Ascension Parish Council has approved rebating significant incentives to Methanex Corp. for relocating a $550 million methanol plant from Chile to Geismar.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: KALB Alexandria

  3. Ascension grants Methanex rebates for new plant

    The Ascension Parish Council has approved rebating significant incentives to Methanex Corp. for relocating a $550 million methanol plant from Chile to Geismar.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: KPLC Lake Charles

Quotes

  1. "The hard thing was you could hardly see anything," Stewart said. "The cars were so fast - they were a blur. But, to see those cars under caution and smell the methanol fumes and everything, it was pretty cool."
    on Jul 24, 2008 By: Tony Stewart Source: USA Today

  2. "Clearly there is a big drive to increase the consumption of methanol in gasoline in that country," Aitken said during the call to discuss the company's recent earnings.
    on Jul 23, 2008 By: Bruce Aitken Source: CFTKTV

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